I hope you all have been enjoying the weather as much as I have. The leaves are falling, the sun is dancing and my heart is skipping a beat as I’m so ready for the change in season. In a way it’s sad to say goodbye to summer and to watch those bright green leaves change colour and lay to rest on the damp grass below. Though you don’t have to look far to discover the beauty in the change, it’s all in a leaf. This leaf was once a vibrant green and has now been taken over by a brilliant mix of yellow, orange and brown shades. I wonder if Mother Nature planned it that way to make the change in season less upsetting. It’s hard not to smile as you watch the leaves dance in the wind until they land on the ground below. You can probably tell I don’t have a tree in my yard and do not have the tedious chore of cleaning this beautiful mess. Nope, instead I am the one drinking my cup of joe watching you from my living room window, sitting in my comfy chair, as you resentfully try and clean up Mother Nature’s debris. I may even smile a little when you think you have them all and one more decides to come to the dance party a little late, hehe, I can tell that one leaf bothers you as you decide to leave it and give up for the day…..you probably thought about it all night, oh the torture!!
Yes, most of us find the simple joy in the fall and some of us even craft away our happiness to celebrate the change. I decided to do just that in the form of a wreath. Funny I spent so much time talking about my love of leaves yet there are very little in this wreath….
What it lacks in leaves it makes up for in colour. I wanted to compliment the rich colours in the ribbon while keeping the naturey feel of the wreath. I decided that I needed a simple array of flowers arranged at the top with some greenery hanging softly beside. I tried a new technique this time with my wicker wreath and ribbon;
I really wanted to have the ribbon throughout the wreath and not just in one place. I decided to try and weave it in and out of the wicker base and what I got was something very magical.
I love the whimsical feel of the ribbon being looped around the wreath, it adds a little drama without being overwhelming. I will definitely use this technique again! I hope you will too the next time you feel like getting your craft on. Here is where I would normally say this wreath is now available for purchase on my Etsy shop, BBCraftlandia, but it has already been sold. However, I do have lots of festive goodies available on my shop that are sure to brighten up your homes and keep you cozy.